Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why Nicaragua?

It's whateveroneasks

Why Nicaragua

Guatemala may not exist but still
why Nicaragua

I close my eyes and
I feel her

you are on a swing
made of wood and rope
shaped as a chair.
you are relaxed, happy
it is the most
comfortable swing in which you've
ever been
the wind off the lake blows through
banana leaves and palm fronds
[do you hear the ssshhhhhhhh]
and through your hair
you swing, gently
not spilling your rum
your feet slide over tiles and grout
tiles and grout
tiles and grout
smooth rough smooth rough smooth
rough smooth rough smooth
THIS is Nicaragua

7 enero 2010

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sum Total -- July 2011

Am I the total of my parts
or the total of my years
or of my deeds
or my people

or my dreams

Cuz they don't all add up the same way

Am I the total of my totals?